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Taking Care of Elderly Parents at Home

There may come a time when your parents or elderly loved ones can no longer care for themselves and the responsibility for their well-being falls to you. Luckily, our team at Genuine Global Care can help during these difficult times. We’ll discuss how to care for seniors in your home and how you can make their golden years the best of their life.

Caring for Your Loved Ones

Do you want to help your loved ones age as vibrantly and happily as possible? You can do it with the right research and support. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Check Their Medications

Make sure that your loved ones have enough medication at home and that all of their prescriptions are refilled as needed. If they have multiple prescriptions, you can simplify the process of managing their medications by purchasing a pill organizer box and labeling the compartments.

Modify Your Home

There are plenty of things you can do to make sure that your home is safe for your loved ones. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Installing a wheelchair ramp
  • Tucking away cords, cables, and wires
  • Installing non-skid mats in the shower

Keep Them Active

Keeping seniors active ensures that they stay healthy and reduces their risk of falling. Be sure to get involved in this aspect of their life. Take advantage of community resources to help your loved ones stay active and social.

Provide Healthy Meals

As our loved ones age, it becomes more difficult for them to cook and more difficult for their bodies to absorb nutrients properly. Make sure that they continue eating healthy meals by preparing food in advance. Alternatively, you can look into healthy meal delivery options to make sure that they’re getting the nutrition they need.

Ask for Help When You Need it

More and more families are opting to stay with their elderly loved ones to ensure their safety and to make sure that they are surrounded by people who love them. The best way to ensure that they’re well-cared for is by hiring in-home care, which we’ll discuss further below.

What Is In-Home Care?

Not everyone has the time or energy to handle their loved ones’ care needs on their own, but that’s alright. You can still help them live the life they deserve without forcing them out of their home.

In-home senior care is a system in which a professional caregiver visits your home on a set schedule to help your loved ones with daily care tasks, such as:

  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Medication management
  • Companionship
  • Household chores
  • Cooking and meal prep

Not only is this a more cost-effective option than a nursing home, but the patients get to stay at home with their loved ones. This, in combination with the regular supervision of professionals, makes senior home care a win-win-win scenario.

Contact Us Today

Genuine Global Care scouts, trains, and deploys compassionate and skilled in-home care providers to tend to your loved ones. Our in-home senior care services are great for those who can’t or don’t want to enroll their elderly loved ones in a nursing facility. To learn more about the senior home care solutions we offer, be sure to contact us today.

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